The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has slated Monday to hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja after its members were paid half salaries in October.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the emergency NEC meeting was conveyed to deliberate on the payment of 18 days as salary for October to lecturers in federal universities.
The Federal Government on Thursday paid university lecturers half salary for October while remaining an outstanding of seven months, which it has refused to pay.
The payment of half salary to university lecturers is currently generating ripples on various campuses.
‘When I got the alert, I was shocked about the amount credited to my account. I had to call a colleague and she confirmed reduction in the amount paid her. I also informed my branch chairman about the development.
‘This government is not sincere with it approach to the whole issue. Since we suspended the eight month-strike, lecturers are being treated like little kids without regards. I don’t feel like going to the class again but for the students, we have to do the needful, a senior UNILAG lecturer revealed.
One of ASUU zonal coordinators told Daily Sun that NEC meeting has been fixed for Monday and top on the agenda is the half paid salary.
“Many of our members are agitated over the government action. If not for our students, I will push for strike. Our leaders must draw the attention of the House of Representatives Speaker, who mediated before we suspended the strike, the coordinator stated.
While lecturers are complaining about half salary, the non-academic staff were paid full salary for October.
Some members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) told Daily Sun that government paid them full salary.
Africa Today News, New York reports that with the October payment, the Federal Government is now owing ASUU members seven months outstanding salaries and five months for non-teaching staff.